Inside Studio 54

Inside Studio 54

Inside Studio 54 invites you to revisit the happening scenes of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, the post-Pill, pre-AIDS era of free love, consequence-free sex, and seemingly endless partying.

Author: Mark Fleischman

Publisher: Vireo Book, A

ISBN: 1945572574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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In Inside Studio 54, the former owner takes you behind the scenes of the most famous nightclub in the world, through the crowd, to a place where celebrities, friends, and the beautiful people sip champagne and share lines of cocaine using rolled-up hundred-dollar bills. In the early eighties, Mark Fleischman reopened Studio 54, the world's most glamorous and notorious nightclub, after it was closed down by the State of New York. Ten thousand people showed up that night, ready to restart the party that abruptly ended after the raid in 1978 landed its former owners in jail. Inside Studio 54 invites you to revisit the happening scenes of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, the post-Pill, pre-AIDS era of free love, consequence-free sex, and seemingly endless partying. Following Fleischman as he builtconnections as a hotel, restaurant, and club owner that lead him to Studio 54. Inside Studio 54 takes the reader from Brazil to the heights of debauchery in the Virgin Islands and finally to New York City. A star-studded thrill ride through decadent and drug-fueled parties at the legendary Studio 54.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Studio. 54. Few are chosen: Will the dancers continue to cool their heels on West 54th Street? 54's new look: The "Vienna State Opera effect. ... It didn't seem to matter to anyone inside or out that it all seemed a little deja vu.

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Page: 108

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Trailer Park Avenue Diaries Volume One 1980 1984

Trailer Park Avenue Diaries   Volume One  1980 1984

... 26) Alice Cooper at the Richmond Coliseum, 27) Weather Girls at Studio 54, 28) Elton John at the Hampton Coliseum, ... Stallone on the moving ramp at Studio 54, 16) Steve Rubell at the bottom of the stairs inside Studio 54, ...

Author: Kenneth Carmon Clements

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781105364716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Trailer Park Avenue Diaries, Volume One, 1980-1984 Written by Kenneth Carmon Clements, this volume introduces the reader to the insane compulsive behaviors of the writer living in Richmond, Virginia and his interaction with a cast that are entwined in his life for the next thirty plus years. The diaries are many things...boring, inane, shocking...but above all, they are honest and raw. Reader beware...
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Saturday Night Forever

Saturday Night Forever

He also knew that the crowd milling about outside the club was as much a part of the disco theater as the élite show inside. The whole nightmare scenario was neatly summed up in "Dario, Can You Get Me into Studio 54?

Author: Alan Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781907195914

Category: Music

Page: 320

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If all disco means to you is records like 'I Will Survive' and 'YMCA', tacky fashions and glitter eyeshadow, this book will be a real revelation. For Alan Jones and Jussi Kantonen, disco was an essential soundtrack to their lives. They loved its total hedonistic excess, its drive, its punch and its sweet, catchy melodies. For every chart hit that pounded into the public's consciousness, countless other better tracks were causing hair-raising highs on dance floors where Alan and Jussi and thousands of aficionados like them were strutting their funky stuff. Disco started in obscure underground clubs as a glamour-filled reaction to the plodding, self-indulgent rock music of the late '60s and really took off in the excitement-parched early '70s. Created by people marginalised by their colour (black), race (Latino), sexuality (gay) or class (working), the music and its attendant lifestyle inevitably became watered down and distorted once it slipped from the control of small independent labels and became a worldwide craze. The massive popularity of films such as Saturday Night Fever and the accompanying Bee Gees soundtrack led people to believe that this was disco. But the authors, by exploring such diverse strands as Eurodisco and roller disco, gay disco, and disco fashions, drugs and clubs, show this to be untrue, and instead uncover the magical, multi-layered genre in all its shining, strobe-lit glory. They believe in mirror balls.
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Studio 54

Studio 54

Everyone wanted to go to Studio 54 (Jones/ Kantonen 1999: 246)”. “A lot of people thought that at the door was a better show than inside...people would try anything to get in (“Shane” in Studio 54)”. When Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager ...

Author: Lars Dittmer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638776202

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Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, University of Potsdam (Philosophisches Institut), course: Proseminar, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: ...and for three years it was the most talked-about, written-about and shocked-about venue in the universe. Everyone wanted to go to Studio 54 (Jones/ Kantonen 1999: 246)." "A lot of people thought that at the door was a better show than inside...people would try anything to get in ("Shane" in Studio 54)." When Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager in the late April 1976 started their nightclub Studio 54, a legend came to life. On the floors of this unique party shangri-la, celebrities like Andy Warhol, Liza Minelli, Bianca and Mick Jagger, Brooke Shields and Truman Capote mingled with business people, politicians, soap opera starlets, drag queens and chosen few from the "grey people," as nightlife guru Rubell called the normal people. Never before, a discotheque had caused such a public stir. Paparazzi jostled beyond the velvet ropes to illustrate their gossip columns with pictures of the socialites - it was the "first time ever that celebrity photos would appear on the front page of the tabloids for no other reasons than they were there (Jones/ Kantonen 1999: 249)." But by far not everybody came to know the true promise of the club - door policy at Studio 54 was probably one of the toughest in the history of nightlife. Rubell himself was eager to make sure that of the many different groups that made up the audience of 54, none should dominate the other, a type of "social engineering he called "tossing the salad"" (Shapiro 2005: 201). He himself supported his doorman Marc Benecke selecting the people who could pass the velvet ropes, whilst scores of people shouted Rubell's name begging him to be admitted into the club. On one hand, there were certain criteria, but on the other hand, there was enough leeway for arbitrariness, indeed,"
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Las Vegas

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Las Vegas

This sizzling club is a perennial Vegas favorite. 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South. 7026327408. www. mandalaybay.com. Studio 54 inside the MGM Grand A nightclub that was apparently built for tourists who have heard about the New York ...

Author: John Hawks

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440685194

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Vegas, baby! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Las Vegas takes the guesswork out of planning the perfect vacation. Readers are given practical advice based on the kind of trip they're looking for. ?A reader-friendly list of visual icons and symbols that make navigating the book easy ?Ultimate itineraries suited to different lengths of stay and special interests ?Everything readers need to know about gambling, shopping, entertainment, restaurants, activities, and hotels ?An eight-page color insert that captures the magic of the city
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The Last Party

The Last Party

Reveals the inside story behind the glitz, glamour, and decadence of New York City's hottest 1970s disco, from the legendary celebrity parties to the fate of the flamboyant owners of Studio 54. Tour.

Author: Anthony Haden-Guest

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: UVA:X004095518

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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Reveals the inside story behind the glitz, glamour, and decadence of New York City's hottest 1970s disco, from the legendary celebrity parties to the fate of the flamboyant owners of Studio 54. Tour.
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I d Do It Again

I d Do It Again

Nikki Haskel was the host of a Manhattan cable show, on location inside Studio 54 (which reminded me of the days when Barry Gray hosted his radio show from within the Copacabana, 35+ years earlier). She and Clovis had chemistry almost ...

Author: Harriet Wright

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595364923

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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I'd Do It Again! Author Harriet Wright's priceless adventures began in her mid-twenties when Jimmy Durante plucked her from the waters of the Aquacade at the 1939-40 World's Fair to join the first chorus line of the famed Copacabana Supper Club. Harriet soon became part of the nightclub crowd-mentioned regularly in the most famous of the New York gossip columns. She traveled with the rich and famous, raised a son who gained his own notoriety, and had more adventures than Forrest Gump. I'd Do It Again! recounts her journeys to a life in Cairo, a romance in Tunisia, a weekend in jail, a six-week Caribbean escapade with Jose Ferre, and much more! Her son Clovis, a rebellious teenager, became the youngest designer to ever win the prestigious Coty Critics Award, the fashion industry equivalent of an Oscar. His success provided Harriet with a backstage pass to the world of fashion. But Harriet also had her share of heartache, including the suspicious death of a husband. I'd Do It Again! is the riveting and entertaining life story of a resilient woman who refuses to let life pass her by. Instead, she lives it-to its fullest extent!
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Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet

140 the Studio 54 nightclub: Sean O'Hare, “Inside Studio 54: Fascinating Photographs Reveal What Stars Really Got Up to in World's Most Famous Nightclub,” Mail Online, January 17, 2013, accessed August 20, 2014, ...

Author: Peter Warren Singer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544142848

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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Two authorities on future warfare join forces to create a taut, convincing novel—set in 2026—about a besieged America battling for its very existence.
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